Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 490: Signal at tw100.
Summary: Ianto decides it’s time Jack learned to ride a bike.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
“I can’t believe you never learned to ride a bike!” Ianto laughed.
“It didn’t seem important. I went straight from one kind of horsepower to another; driving cars. Even back in the early twentieth century Torchwood was very progressive.” Jack sounded a bit defensive.
“Well, it’s about time you learned. It’s really very easy once you find your balance.”
Jack quickly got the hang of pedalling around Torchwood’s underground garage, so Ianto decided to take him out on the streets, choosing a quiet suburban area with very little traffic.
“I suppose so, but… where are the indicators? You know, for when I want to change direction.”
“They’re on the ends of your arms.”
“Cyclists use hand signals, Jack. Even you must have noticed that at some point. If you’re turning right, check for traffic, stick your right arm out, and cycle to the centre of the road before turning. If you’re going left, stick your left arm out.”
“Oh. Okay.” Jack mounted his bike, pushed off, and cycled along the street, almost immediately heading down his first hill.
“Ianto! What’s the signal for ‘I can’t stop’?” he yelled.
Ianto rolled his eyes. “That’s what the brakes are for!”